Decorative Ceiling Idea

This ceiling is a WOW!

Inspiration, Paint, Wall Treatments,

Last fall I had the pleasure of visiting the Ruthmere House in Elkhart, IN. I couldn’t get past the gorgeous ceiling in the foyer. I snapped the photo you see with my cell phone, but in person the ceiling is absolutely stunning. The colors and design are historically accurate to 1910.

Detail of a painted ceiling design. The colors are gorgeous!

I would love to paint something like this on our dining room ceiling.


Comments { 4 } March 21, 2011

Wall of Inspiration

Soft, Faded Text

Inspiration, Paint, Wall Treatments

We were recently at a restaurant and I fell in love with this wall! I love the color, texture and large faded text.

The vintage industrial lights are perfect with the wall.

I can’t quite see this look in my bungalow…but the wall color and industrial lights are amazing.

Comments { 2 } July 27, 2010

Traditional Arts & Crafts Decorative Design

Historical examples of wall treatments and decorative schemes

Inspiration, Wall Treatments

walltreat_01 Wallpaper patterns and borders from 1911

walltreat_02 Sherwin Williams paint and design services advertisement from around 1910

The above Sherwin Williams advertisement was accompanied by the following text:

“This dining-room illustration demonstrates that very dignified and attractive effects can be obtained without over-decoration. Even with its attractive wall effects, beamed ceiling and fine furniture, the general effect is simple.”

walltreat_03Decorative schemes for a dining room or den.


Comments { 2 } December 19, 2008